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Nafi’s Father Unclassified 18+
Baamum Nafi

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Two brothers with diametrically opposed approaches to their faith are pitted against one another in this tense family drama.

For the respected and practically minded imam of a small town in Senegal, the betrothal of his teenage daughter should be a happy occasion. There’s just one catch, however: she’s marrying the son of the imam’s power-hungry, hardline brother, who threatens to sweep her up in his extremist milieu. While the young lovers dream of city life and relative freedom, the long-held resentments between their fathers – along with the broader struggle between the traditional Islam and militant fundamentalism that they respectively adhere to – bubbles to the surface, playing out with catastrophic consequences.

Winner of Best First Feature and the Filmmakers of the Present Golden Leopard at the 2019 Locarno Film Festival, Mamadou Dia’s longform debut unflinchingly confronts social upheaval in contemporary West Africa, where the fault lines between tradition and ideology, love and acrimony, intersect in unexpected and devastating ways.

“Engrossing … Dia grants his characters warmth and humor in their struggles and makes the story feel fresh without compromising on drama.” – Variety

In Cinema

Mon 16 Aug 10:30 am [11180]
Nafi’s Father (109 mins)
Forum
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Sun 22 Aug 7:00 pm [16531]
Nafi’s Father (109 mins)
Kino 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event

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Online

40294
Fri 06 Aug 9:00 am [40294]
Nafi’s Father (109 mins)
Online 100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Key Cast
Alassane Sy, Penda Daly Sy, Saikou Lo
Director
Mamadou Dia
Producers
Maba Ba, Mamadou Dia, Mohamed Julien Ndao
Screenwriter
Mamadou Dia
Cinematographer
Sheldon Chau
Composer
Gavin Brivik
Editor
Alan Wu
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: The Festival Agency

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